Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit

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The Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit 2016 is being hosted by the Gun Lake Pottawatomi Tribe at the Jijak Camp in Hopkins, Michigan from April 21-24, 2016.  

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Event Highlights

Culinary and Traditional Food Focus

  •  Meals featuring traditional and native produced ingredients prepared by leading Native American chefs
  • Small hands-on, indoor and outdoor workshops on traditional cooking knowledge and food preparation
  • Native foods market showcasing native producers, products and indigenous arts

Tribal Programs and Producers Conference (Thursday & Friday)

  • Presentations and speakers on sustainability, food security, production practices, traditional knowledge and more
  • Opportunities to work directly with with top native chefs and to connect to native producers
  • Break out sessions and focus groups on seed banks/seed saving, maple sugaring, soil conservation and much more

Intertribal Foods Festival (Saturday & Sunday)

  • Small group workshops, demonstrations and food tasting stations
  • Interactive activities for all ages
  • Opportunities to learn, explore and collaborate on issues of food sovereignty

Youth Track; Engaging our Next Generation of Native Farmers, Foragers and Chefs

  • Focus on engaging with elders and tradition bearers to learn cultural skills and practices
  • Reconnecting with the land through activities such as gathering wild foods and outdoor cooking
  • Youth applications are available here.
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